Choosing the right faucet style for your home remodel is crucial. Your lavatory faucet has to stand up to the daily wear and tear of handwashing, toothbrushing, and lots of splashback — and it needs to look great and compliment your bathroom while doing it. Here are the top four trending faucet types for the modern bathroom:

1) Single Handle

Single-handle faucets provide a clean, minimalist look — and the single-lever handle makes it easy to adjust water temperature and pressure. Single handle faucets also utilize a single-hole deck mount or three-hole deck plate option, offering a cleaner, more contemporary look for countertops while making it a versatile option for an easy upgrade. The one-hole installation makes the single handle faucet an ideal choice for compact spaces and small surfaces.

2) Widespread

Widespread faucets separate the spout and handles, and can be spaced up to 16 inches apart. The valves for widespread faucets are concealed beneath the sink or countertop. Unlike the single handle style, two handle faucets have independent hot and cold handles, allowing for more precise temperature control. This faucet type is ideal for a master bath, or any counter that offers a generous amount of space.

Wall mount faucets are installed through the wall behind the sink, creating a high-end look that pairs perfectly with “freestanding” vessel or farmhouse style sinks.

4) Center Set

Center set faucets are compact faucets that combine the spout and handles in one unit, which is mounted on the countertop or sink deck. This is a perfect faucet for homeowners or renters with small bathroom spaces that still want the two-handle functionality, but can’t accommodate a Widespread faucet.